Happy birthday JS and Modest!

March 21st gets a lot of fanfare each year because it’s the birthday of the greatest of all fugueitives, J.S. Bach.  But it’s also the bday for one of Russia’s greatest composers (and a hero for many art song geeks), Modest Mussorgsky.  As a sort of threefer this week, we’re wishing a big happy to both of them, and sharing a beautiful quote by the latter, as “memed” by Opera North.


Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.
— Modest Mussorgsky

Don’t forget, of course, the Bach in the Subways project that continues today.  Par-tay!

Bach in the Subways 2016

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